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Festival of Photography 2021

For the Festival of Photography 2021 Auckland Sea Kayaks shows off the best photographs of Paddling the Hauraki Gulf / Tikapa Moana

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In June we share an online exhibition as part of the Auckland Festival of Photography – featuring our communities inspiring photographs of paddling.

Images are of any aspect of paddling, including but not limited to:
– images that share the exciting, action-packed and educational side of sea kayaking
– pictures of our backyard’s friendly marine wildlife
– beautiful landscapes captured from the ocean
– heartening photographs of Auckland’s Waitemata harbour, meaning ‘sparkling waters’

The Auckland Festival of Photography is a city-wide contemporary art and cultural event which takes place within Auckland’s major galleries, project spaces, non-gallery venues and public sites during June each year. The programme includes a mix of emerging and established artists and comprises existing works and creation of new work. The annual Festival is produced by the Auckland Festival of Photography Trust.The Trust’s goals and objectives are:

  • Supporting and encouraging local emerging photographers to develop and exhibit their work to the public in Auckland
  • Region-wide community partnerships and participation
  • Partnerships with relevant arts and cultural organizations and individuals in the art education and private sectors to facilitate the presentation of photography
  • A wide range of photographic arts stakeholders including public and commercial galleries and mainstream and cutting edge professional, exhibiting artists
  • Open-access programmes include Satellite exhibitions and “Auckland Photo Day” and “Auckland Photo Blog” (online digital participation)
  • Representing cultural diversity through photographic exhibitions
  • Strengthen regional identity and assisting the development of cultural tourism in the region



Skills training before next week's multiday trip with Mahurangi College. @burto1 you legend!
It's just Autumn in Auckland today #rangitoto here we come @visitauckland
Finishing the day with an epic sunset from Motuihe island. We are staying here for a multi day trip with a local high school. Amazing place to stay with kiwi, tautara to name a few 📸superguideeric
Sun's out, guns out. Stunning weather for three days of exploring the Cavalli islands in the tropical far north.
Great paddle past the Candy Cane tower (Mackenzie bay light house) while heading to Rangitoto Island. Stunning paddle with a great group of local high school students  @visitauckland
So nice to float up Williams stream in Parau on the Manukau harbor @visitauckland  thanks to @emr_nz for another amazing event
Motukorea /Browns island twilight tour. Stunning evening with a group of local friends @visitauckland @purenewzealand
Amazing adventures with a Duke of Edinburgh group last weekend. We explored loads of sea caves, learnt about sustainable journeys and the 7 steps of leave no trace @dukeofednz
Stunning morning with flat water as we got set up for another @emr_nz day. Loads of locals learning about how amazing Lake Rototoa is. For those that don't about this amazing sand dune fresh water lake which is located at the northern end of the south head of the Kaipara Harbour should go and check it out. Or even better wait until EMR runs another of their legendary experience days @visitauckland
Gift New Zealand's #1 rated guided experience this Christmas. Sunset sea kayak tour to Rangitoto Island. Escape the city to a volcanic island and see why it's a sea kayakers paradise.